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Attorney Michael Dodig has devoted his entire career to public service. Before becoming an attorney, Michael served as a paratrooper for the 82nd Airborne Division in the U.S. Army for four years. After fighting overseas in Grenada, he continued serving as a paratrooper and as an instructor at the Advanced Airborne School at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He has taken the work ethic and dedication that the military instilled in him and has applied them to his practice of law.
Michael’s abilities in the courtroom and devotion to client satisfaction have earned him a reputation for excellence among clients and peers. He currently holds the highest possible AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review RatingSM by Martindale-Hubbell®, the premier online attorney rating site. No matter what legal problems you are confronted with, you can rest assured that Michael has the dedication, experience and work ethic to deliver you the results you need.
Michael is very active in the Lee’s Summit community. He currently serves on the boards of directors for the Lee's Summit Historical Society and Summit Theatre Group. He is a former city councilman and a past president of the Lee’s Summit R-7 School Board. He has served on the boards of directors of the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce and the Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council, as well as many civic committees and task forces. He is involved in Rotary and has been an adult leader in youth baseball, softball, basketball and Cub Scouts. The Dodig Law Firm is a “Partner in Education” with Richardson Elementary in Lee's Summit.
Mike Dodig has been involved in his community in the following ways:
Lee’s Summit City Council, Councilmember (1998-2000)
Lee’s Summit R-7 Board of Education, board member (President, Vice-President) (2004-2010)
Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce, board of directors
Lee’s Summit Economic Development Council, board of directors
Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street, Inc., board of directors (ex officio)
Lee’s Summit Rotary Club, member (current)
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Lee’s Summit Post 5789, Life Member (current)
Lee’s Summit Historical Society, board of directors (vice-chair) (current)
Lee’s Summit Historic Preservation Commission, board of directors (ex officio)
Lee's Summit Educational Foundation, board of directors (ex officio), advisory board (current)
Leadership Lee’s Summit, graduate, mentor, committee member, speaker
Lee’s Summit Youth Court, board of directors
"Truly 150" Sesquicentennial Celebration, steering committee
Summit Theatre Group, Board of Directors (current)
Partners in Education Program, business partner with Richardson Elementary and Great Beginnings Early Childhood Center (current)
St. Luke’s East Hospital, Executive Advisory Board (current)
Lee’s Summit Roads & Parks Excise Tax Campaign Committee, co-chair
Lee’s Summit Road Finance Task Force, member
“Building Our Future” school bond/levy campaign committee, member
Citizens for Excellence in Lee’s Summit City Government, co-founder & President
Downtown Lee’s Summit Community Improvement District, pro bono legal counsel
Lee’s Summit North High School Theatre Boosters, pro bono legal counsel and member
American Diabetes Association, Heart of America Chapter, President
Federalist Society, University of Chicago Chapter, Vice-President
Streetlaw Program, instructor
Tony Patino Fellowship for Public Service, Fellow
University of Missouri System Board of Curators, Student Representative
Adult leader for Cub Scouts, Little League baseball, girls’ softball, Upwards basketball
United States Army, 82nd Airborne Division:
-paratrooper, airborne infantry (Sergeant, E-5)
-rifleman, grenadier, squad leader, radio-telephone operator, operations NCO
-fought in Operation Urgent Fury on the island of Grenada, 1983
-Awarded Combat Infantry Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Army Commendation Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Egyptian Parachutist Wings, Expert Infantryman Badge, Jungle Expert Badge, Good Conduct Medal
-Instructor, Advanced Airborne School
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